40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Women Aware envisions a society where individuals can live free from violence and injustice.

$23,235

184 supporters

$40,000 goal

Event

OCT
21

40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil

Wednesday from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 2020-10-21 19:00:00 2020-10-21 20:00:00 America/New_York 40th Anniversary Virtual Candlelight Vigil What to Expect: Our virtual vigil will feature inspired songs performed by Music for All Seasons, survivor testimony, award presentations and honoree remarks, an address from the founders of Women Aware's emergency shelter and a candlelit moment of silence in remembrance of victims whose lives were taken by domestic violence and in honor of survivors moving beyond abuse.

What to Expect: Our virtual vigil will feature inspired songs performed by Music for All Seasons, survivor testimony, award presentations and honoree remarks, an address from the founders of Women Aware's emergency shelter and a candlelit moment of silence in remembrance of victims whose lives were taken by domestic violence and in honor of survivors moving beyond abuse.

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Women Aware, Inc.

EIN: 22-2374378

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Mission: Promote the safety and self-sufficiency of individuals and families affected by domestic violence in Middlesex County, New Jersey (womenaware.net)

Each year, as the state-designated comprehensive domestic violence service agency for Middlesex County, we shelter 200 women and children in imminent danger, and serve an additional 1,800 women, children and men in safety net programs. Our comprehensive services provide support across the spectrum of client needs—from emergency crisis intervention to long-term efforts toward independent living:

  • 24-hour hotline
  • emergency shelter
  • legal advocacy
  • community education
  • support groups
  • children’s trauma therapy

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound impact on survivors of domestic violence, who were under stay-at- home orders to isolate with their abuser in the most dangerous place of all, their home. Things have changed for Women Aware, too. Capacity at our safe house was reduced in keeping with CDC requirements, so victims in need of emergency shelter have had to be placed in efficiency hotels. We were confronted with unanticipated costs associated with PPE, sanitizing supplies, administrative leave for staff, and increasing our IT infrastructure to accommodate staff members’ working from home. 

40 years ago, Women Aware made a commitment to be here 24/7 for survivors and their families, and we continue to fulfill that commitment. 

That’s why we need your support. 

 

Thank you, Sponsors

For sponsorship information, contact Susan Dyckman, director of development, 732.258.0428 or [email protected]; or visit womenaware.net/


40th Anniversary Vigil Underwriter - $5,000

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Musical Performance Sponsor - $1,500

Independence Wealth Partners

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Keynote Address Sponsor - $1,000

Hoagland Longo

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Fresh Ponds Farm

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Vigil Partner - $250

Edward Leske Builders

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MassMutual

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Schechner Lifson

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You will make a difference - the power of giving

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We operate the only emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Middlesex, the second-largest county in New Jersey. Our shelter consistently operates at full capacity, providing more than 7,600 nights of refuge every year for approximately 200 individuals fleeing domestic violence.

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Advocates provide 24/7 support for crisis intervention, safety planning and access to resources.

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PALS (Peace: A Learned Solution) is a therapeutic arts program that helps children ages 3 to 12 process trauma caused by domestic violence.  

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Women Aware Legal Advocacy services include court interventions, court accompaniments, court preparation, case management, legal clinics and workshops.

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All services are free and confidential.

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School supplies, books, toys, food and clothing are just a few of the essential services that our emergency shelter provides to children. 





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Women Aware, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) organization

EIN 22-2374378